Cattle and Pork Producers Have More Time to Repay Cash Advances

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan– Some cattle and hog producers facing hard financial times now have extra time to repay cash advances under the Advance Payment Program (APP). A stay on the repayment of livestock advances was announced today by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn.…


Ron Plain : Weekly Hog Outlook

Each July for the last 33 years, the Extension Section of the American Ag Economics Association has conducted a survey of ag economists who do price forecasting to determine their outlook for the year ahead. This year’s survey of 19 economists found most predicting rather modest change in the year ahead. The consensus forecast…


VIDEO : Dual-Purpose Crop

We visit with Dr. Tom Peeper, a newly retired OSU Professor, who, in many ways, is responsible for bringing canola to farmers here in the southern plains. <a href="http://www.wizardrss.com”> | WordPress Auto Translator


Government of Canada Secures New Market Access to the Philippines

Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that Canadian exporters of rendered animal products have gained important access to Philippine markets that were previously closed to them. Canadian exports to the Philippines can begin immediately. “Since coming to office, our Government has worked tirelessly to break down trade barriers around the world,”…


Keeping Vegetables Safe: $1 million grant will seek ways to reduce pathogens

Keeping Vegetables Safe: $1 million grant will seek ways to reduce pathogens COLLEGE STATION—A team of food safety researchers led by Texas A&M University’s Dr. Elsa Murano has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to find ways to protect fruits and vegetables. The grant, “Role of surface-related factors on contamination and survival…


USW : Russian Export Ban Shocks Wheat Markets

The news today that the Russian government has announced a ban on wheat exports effective August 15 to December 1 will inevitably roil world wheat markets that were already reacting unusually to the potential impact of drought on the Russian wheat crop. This is a potentially difficult decision for Russia’s wheat customers. Export bans…


Northern Wheat Quality Tour Predicts Big Wheat Crops

The Wheat Quality Council held its annual four-day Hard Spring and Durum Quality Tour last week. Representatives from domestic milling companies, domestic baking companies, wheat trade associations, hedge funds, media groups, USDA, and wheat trading companies descended on North Dakota to gauge the quality of the region’s wheat crops this year. The participants travelled in…


Exports to Cuba Fall Dramatically in the First Half of 2010

As the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act (HR4645) awaits approval in the House of Representatives, agriculturists continue to see their exports to Cuba fall while they wait for Congress to make changes to U.S. Cuban trade policy. According to the July 2010 Economic Eye on Cuba report, total U.S. food and agricultural exports…


Indiana Crop Conditions Hold Steady Despite Weather

Despite the unpredictable Indiana weather this spring and summer, the adage “rain makes grain” seems to be ringing true throughout the state as crop conditions remain good. After heavy rains, flooding, extremely hot temperatures and some delayed planting and replanting, there was some fear that crop conditions might deteriorate as the season progressed. …


Pest-Resistant Soybeans Grow Out Of MSU Research Lab

Two lines of pest-resistant soybean painstakingly developed by a Michigan State University scientist promise healthier harvests for growers and a little green for the university too. “Sparta – the Soybean Aphid Shield” is the new trade name for genetics developed by Dechun Wang. The associate professor of crop and soil science tested some 2,000…


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